James Corden and Ariana Grande premiere “No Lockdowns Anymore” on The Late Late Show
There’s one thing within the air and that one thing is the joys of a post-vax summer season, child! At this level, virtually each state has absolutely reopened companies and put an finish to social distancing necessities, 55% of American adults are absolutely vaccinated, and the world is lastly beginning to really feel ~regular~ once more. To rejoice the “end of lockdown,” Ariana Grande and James Corden put a pandemic spin on the Hairspray basic track “Good Morning Baltimore” by altering the lyrics to “No Lockdowns Anymore.” They premiered the enjoyable musical bit on The Late Late Show with James Corden and the result’s a cute and cheeky ode to the top of 24/7 sweatpants and a RIP to Zoom!
Featuring a cameo from precise Hairspray star Marissa Jaret Winokur, the trio sings: “Got the vaccine and it’s been two weeks, there’s life in the streets! People are at brunch, and I’ve got a hunch that mimosas are gonna be bottomless.”
“Turning off zoom after 15 long months stuck on mute. No lockdowns anymore! Will they still take my temp at the door?” Corden croons, whereas Grande — in her first TV look since her secret wedding ceremony — swoops in with, “Look at my hair, I’m no longer scared to have it cut! Back in the gym, where I start to sweat! It’s been so long since I’ve put on my shoes!”
The complete factor is simply pleasure, hope, and optimism on a musical platter…even all the way down to Grande’s all-yellow outfit.
“This number felt like the breath of fresh air we have all NEEDED and such a love letter to Broadway and it’s community that has suffered so much from this epidemic,” Jaret Winokur wrote on Instagram in regards to the music video.
The track is so ebullient it even made the worst elements of the pandemic ending (i.e. the return of site visitors and having to return to work “inside” an workplace) look like good issues. I can’t imagine it’s been 15 months since I sat in my automotive in gridlock site visitors with the soundtrack of offended automobiles honking at me! I missed it!
The indisputable fact that the track reworked the lyrics to a Hairspray track is becoming as Grande performed Tracy Turnblad’s finest good friend Penny Pingleton within the 2016 NBC “live” Hairspray occasion.
The video is cute and joyful and a reminder that the one cause any of that is attainable is because of vaccines! Really! Which is why we Americans can sing about getting off the sofa and getting again into the health club, nevertheless it’s necessary to do not forget that many different elements of the world haven’t had sufficient entry to the life-changing vaccine and will not be anyplace close to our ranges of post-lockdown bliss. Spread the wealth, get the vaccine, and get everybody on that post-vax post-pandemic way of life!